STP 500

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STP 500
Martinsville Speedway track map.png
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
VenueMartinsville Speedway
LocationRidgeway, Virginia, United States
Corporate sponsorSTP
First race1950
Distance263 miles (423.257 km)
Laps500 (Stage 1: 130
Stage 2: 130
Stage 3: 240)
Previous namesUnnamed (1950-1955)
Virginia 500 (1956-1981, 2001-2003)
Virginia 500 Sweepstakes (second 1961 race)
Sovran Bank 500 (1984-1987)
Panhill Sweatshirts 500 (1988-1989)
Hanes Activewear 500 (1990)
Hanes 500 (1991-1995)
Goody's Headache Powder 500 (1996-1998)
Goody's Body Pain 500 (1999-2000)
Advance Auto Parts 500 (2004-2005)
DirecTV 500 (2006)
Goody's Cool Orange 500 (2007-2008)
Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 (2009-2010)
Goody's Fast Relief 500 (2011-2012)
STP Gas Booster 500 (2013)
Most wins (driver)Richard Petty (9)
Most wins (team)Petty Enterprises (12)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (26)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Concrete (turns)
Length0.526 mi (0.847 km)
Turns4

The STP 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. It is held every spring at Martinsville Speedway, It was first run in 1950 and held in conjunction with the Camping World Truck Series race the previous day. Goody's Powder sponsored the race from 1996 to 2002 and again in 2007 to 2012. The race is first of two races held at the racetrack, with the other one being the First Data 500 in November.

The trophy is in the form of a grandfather clocks.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Martinelli, Michelle R. (2017-04-04). "Why NASCAR drivers win a grandfather clock at Martinsville Speedway". For The Win. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. Cook, Zachary (July 30, 2007). "Ridgeway clocks reward Martinsville race winners". www.grandfatherclocks123.com. Retrieved July 30, 2007.


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